Fall Festival Unites Mercy Staff and Residents
November 8, 2017
Colder weather, apple cider, and vibrant colors are among people’s favorite things about fall. At Mercy Multiplied, the Nashville staff and residents celebrated the change in season with their annual Fall Festival.
The festival started with a chili cook-off. Seven staff members submitted their best recipes to be judged. They were judged on presentation, smell, and taste. Mercy Multiplied Graphic Designer, Kate Allen, won for her “Comfort Chili.”
After the cook-off, festivities moved to the backyard of the Nashville home. The residents made homemade caramel apples to accompany the hot chocolate, popcorn, and donut holes.
Fall Festival heated up as the cornhole tournament began. Staff and residents created teams to ultimately win the championship. Corporate staff members Brooke Keels and Rebecca Manning won the staff tournament, while two determined Mercy residents won the resident challenge. Each winner received a gift basket full of fall goodies.
The event was emceed by Director of Adoptions, Chelsea Rahbar, who brought the fun and energy to the event. Other activities included board games, football, and a photo station with fall props.
Mercy Multiplied’s program is a multi-dimensional approach designed to heal the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. A large part of the residential program is biblically based counseling and life-skills training. Additionally, residents participate in daily classroom time and fitness education. However, Mercy is also intentional about incorporating fun events such as Fall Festival into the program. To learn more about Mercy’s program, click here.